Silver Spring Library Project
 
SS Library Project Tracker (PDF only)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/SS%20Library%20Project%20Tracker.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/SS%20Library%20Project%20Tracker_1.pdfshapeimage_4_link_0
Silver Spring Library meeting 8-12-08Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Silver%20Spring%20Library%20meeting%208-12-08.rtfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Silver%20Spring%20Library%20meeting%208-12-08_1.rtfshapeimage_5_link_0
Silver Spring Feedback Re-Sort (Excel)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Silver%20Spring%20Feedback%20Sort.xlsSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Silver%20Spring%20Feedback%20Sort_1.xlsshapeimage_6_link_0
Expanded EEA Cloud (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/10pgEEACloud.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/10pgEEACloud_1.pdfshapeimage_7_link_0
Notes on initial EEA groupsSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Notes%20on%20initial%20EEA%20groups.rtfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Notes%20on%20initial%20EEA%20groups_1.rtfshapeimage_8_link_0
Notes on initial public feedbackSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Notes%20on%20SS%20feedback.rtfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Notes%20on%20SS%20feedback_1.rtfshapeimage_9_link_0
EEA Cloud as “InfoCommons”
EEA Cloud Introduction
Information Commons as Academic Library of the Future (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/macwhinnie.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/macwhinnie_1.pdfshapeimage_12_link_0
One example of a planned Info Commons implementation Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/PLAN-INFOCOMMONS.docSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/PLAN-INFOCOMMONS_1.docshapeimage_13_link_0
The Business Plan (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/FootnotesCafeBizPlan.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/FootnotesCafeBizPlan_1.pdfshapeimage_14_link_0
A research dialogue (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/LibraryCafeDialogues.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/LibraryCafeDialogues_1.pdfshapeimage_15_link_0
EEA Clouds and Cafés

The following documentation illustrates and details issues and processes related to food service implementation within the library facility. It also underscores the relationship with, and parallels to, the implementation of an Information Commons or EEA Cloud within a library environment.


In the same way that an EEA cloud responds to recognized trends, serves user-outreach efforts, and allows the library environment to behave in a flexible manner to user needs, so to does implementation of food service. Not only that, the two services are complimentary and dovetail in a number of ways that further augment and serve user purposes and needs.

Aspects covered in this example dialogue include:


  1. BulletStaff concerns

  2. BulletCash cards/integrated purchasing

  3. BulletLibrary hours and cafe hours

  4. BulletMonitoring/security

  5. BulletLocation/access

  6. BulletPartnering and/or outsourcing with dedicated vendor(s), waitstaff

  7. BulletVendor/staff selection

  8. BulletProfit-sharing

  9. BulletPressures on library staff to act as waitstaff and/or food service intermediaries

  10. BulletTransitional elements/scheduling/planning

  11. BulletService support planning (dedicated website, website links/pointers, other promotion, etc.)

  12. BulletMenu planning (patron vs facility) /customer and service demands

  13. BulletPricing and packaging

  14. BulletConstruction issues

  15. Bullet"Satellite" stations and vending supplements to cafe service

  16. BulletEquipment/equipment support

  17. BulletCafe services as outreach/PR


And of course,

  1. BulletTie-in opportunities for "Information commons" and EEA services.

The RFP (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/JohnsHopkinsRFP.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/JohnsHopkinsRFP_1.pdfshapeimage_17_link_0

An example business plan.

An example Request for Proposal, eliciting a vendor bid.

Additional supporting information for vendor-related RFPs can be found here.

Green Libraries
Going Green LBD 5-15-08.rtfd.zipSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Going%20Green%20LBD%205-15-08.rtfd.zipSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/LibraryCafeDialogues_2.pdfshapeimage_19_link_0
Early trends survey, 2003 (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/LibCafSurvey.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/LibCafSurvey_1.pdfshapeimage_20_link_0
Sample articles illustrating the trend, 2000-2007 (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/cafearticles.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/cafearticles_1.pdfshapeimage_21_link_0
A Cafe Opens (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/FootnotesCafeopens.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/FootnotesCafeopens_1.pdfshapeimage_22_link_0

Announcement to staff here.

Financial considerations for Nonprofits (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/ProfitsofNonprofits.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/ProfitsofNonprofits_1.pdfshapeimage_23_link_0
Cafes and Information Commons / EEA Clouds (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Cafes%20and%20InfoCommons.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Cafes%20and%20InfoCommons_1.pdfshapeimage_24_link_0
“Green Libraries” 2007 (PDF)Silver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Green%20Libraries%202007opt.pdfSilver_Spring_Library_Project_files/Green%20Libraries%202007opt_1.pdfshapeimage_25_link_0